Archstone Foundation Awards $534,222 in Grants
Archstone Foundation, a grantmaking foundation committed to preparing society for the growing needs of an aging population, announced the approval of eleven grants, totaling $534,222. Grants were approved during the Board's quarterly meeting in December.
"California has the largest older adult population in the United States, with over 3.5 million aged 65 and over. Among older adults, persons over the age of 85 are the fastest growing segment of the California population," said Joseph F. Prevratil, president and CEO, Archstone Foundation. "Through the work of our grantees, Archstone supports caregivers of Alzheimer's patients, supports access to health and social services, educates and trains professionals to meet the needs of the growing aging population, and offer services to support independent living of seniors."
The new grants include:
- Alzheimer's Association, San Diego Chapter, San Diego, CA ($54,500): A one-year grant to support integrated case management and respite care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families in rural Imperial County.
- American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C. ($5,000): A one-year grant to support the 2003 Awards Ceremony of the Gerontological Health Section and dissemination of the five year-compendium of Archstone Foundation innovative program award winners at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.
- American Society on Aging, San Francisco, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support a one-day conference on fall prevention in conjunction with the 2004 Joint Conference of the Amercian Society on Aging and the National Council on the Aging.
- LifeLong Medical Care, Berkeley, CA ($144,000): A one-year grant to support access to insurance benefits for low-income seniors in Alameda and Contra Costa County through community outreach and use of the BenefitsCheckUp software.
- Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs, CA ($50,000): A one-year grant to support a fall prevention program in the Coachella Valley.
- Micronesian Seminar, Pohnpei, FM, ($8,400): A one-year grant to support ongoing efforts to improve the dispensaries in Chuuk and Pohnpei States.
- National Council on the Aging, Washington, D.C. ($199,922): An eighteen-month grant to support a national two-day Summit on Fall Prevention.
- Rebuilding Together, Long Beach, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support home repairs and improvements for low-income seniors in Long Beach, California.
- St. Joseph Center, Venice, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support outreach services to homeless seniors.
- Therapy Center, Inc., La Mesa, CA ($12,400): A one-year grant to support an aqua fitness program for low-income seniors.
- United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County, Oakland, CA ($15,000): A one-year grant to support the 2004 Senior Injury Prevention Conference.
Archstone Foundation is a private grantmaking organization whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. Under the leadership of Joseph F. Prevratil, J.D., president and CEO, the Archstone Foundation has awarded more than $40 million in grants since it was established in 1986. The Foundation's funding priorities include elder abuse prevention, falls prevention, end of life issues, and responsive grantmaking to address emerging issues within the aging population. In fiscal year 2003, Archstone Foundation awarded 23 n